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THOMAS , EDWARD ( Idriswyn ; 1847 - 1906 ), journalist .

A native of Aberystwyth according to Bye-Gones (but an englyn in Y Geninen refers to him as a Merioneth man), but a native of Dolgelley , according to the Welsh Gazette and Cambrian News , he was for a time foreman in the Cambrian News printing works, Aberystwyth . Afterwards he was for over twenty years on the staff of the Western Mail , Cardiff , first as a day overseer and later as editor of the Weekly Mail . He wrote much on Welsh affairs and was regarded in his day as a champion of the Welsh language . He d. at Aberystwyth , 15 June 1906 .


  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 20 June 1906 ;
  • The Cambrian News , 22 June 1906 ;
  • The Welsh Gazette , 21 June 1906 .


Edward Morgan Humphreys, O.B.E., M.A., (1882-1955), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959